Off Balance?

  Do you ever feel off balance, out of whack, not quite right in your body, mind or emotions?  This of course happens to all of us.  The cairn in this picture can represent the many aspects of the self and of life.  The parts can be smooth, beautiful, jagged, rough, just the right piece … More Off Balance?

Happiness is….

You may remember the song from ‘Charlie Brown’:  “Happiness is two kinds of ice-cream, finding your skate key….”.  So often we strive for the elusive sense happiness, for more, better, bigger because that will make us happy.  Well, we probably know from experience, and research is confirming, that the continual striving for happiness really doesn’t … More Happiness is….

What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?   Sometimes we think that meditation should be about relaxing, letting the mind go, releasing tension and escaping from everyday stress and worries.  Yes, we do want to release tension and worry, and yet remain totally awake, aware, and present while maintaining our focus and opening to the higher wisdom and direction … More What’s the Buzz?

Gratitude For…

Reflecting on the gifts of this precious human life brings us into awareness, into presence. Gratitude for nature which sustains and humbles.  Gratitude for the human body which allows us to see, hear, and touch all that is within our awareness, even the unseen, untouchable, and seemingly unknowable. With gratitude, we can hold it all in our … More Gratitude For…

Earthly Radiance

This stunning picture from the International Space Station reminds us of the inherent and constant radiance of our mother earth.  It’s easy to forget that she sustains us not only by providing all the elements that compose our bodies, and those of the mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, but also with her light.  As stewards … More Earthly Radiance

One with the Light of the Sun

  The sun is always shining, whether we can see it or not.  We invite the awareness and experience of the sun in-forming us with its radiance, meeting our internal radiance and creating more light.  We radiate this light to the world!   Downloadable Podcast:  One with the Light of the Sun

Be Yourself!

    In these times of incredible social media influence, it can be challenging to be who you are.  We are inundated with advertising on how we should look, the clothes we should wear, the cars we should drive, how we should speak and behave.  This can lead to feelings of shame, or not feeling … More Be Yourself!

Whispers on the Wind

Still, alert, quiet, beautiful – all of these qualities can be found in nature.  Sometimes the silence can be almost deafening.  The air may quickly change from stillness to a gentle fluttering heard through the leaves, to the howling, tree-bending gusts of a storm.  Generally, we don’t hear the movement of air until it hits … More Whispers on the Wind

Dappled Light

Nature often offers us an accurate reflection of our inner and outer states.  While walking in nature today, I remembered a time when my daughter was first introduced to and became enamored with the phrase “dappled sunlight”. It was as if the word tickled her with joy, just as the light seemed to tickle the … More Dappled Light

Together we are Better

Life encourages the development of the self – both the personal ego and the higher aspects of Self.  This is done mostly through relationship. Together with family, friends and strangers, we are offered opportunity after opportunity to bring our better self forward. Relationships, as we all know, are not always easy, but it is through relationship that … More Together we are Better

Shifting Landscapes

Shifting landscapes that we witness occurring through volcanos, earthquakes, hurricanes, drought, tornadoes etc., can be a metaphor for the shifting of our own internal landscape. In this powerful photo taken by Mandy Beerly in Hawaii, we see the awesome beauty, power and destruction of nature at work.  The waves, lava, and steam eat away at … More Shifting Landscapes

Light and Shadow

Light and shadow are two seemingly opposing characteristics.  Our tendency is to embrace and emulate the light, while judging, shaming and denying the shadow aspect.  Do we deny night and day, masculine and feminine, hot and cold, happy and sad?  Of course not, they are essential aspects of our livingness, as are our light and … More Light and Shadow

Change-ability

The physical universe is composed of matter and energy which are two sides of the same coin, simply expressing different levels of vibration.  We are made of matter and energy and continuously express many levels of vibratory substance – solids, liquids, gases, and even our emotions and thoughts express different vibrational patterns.  With awareness, we … More Change-ability

Penetrating Warmth

  “All the energy which we take into our bodies is derived from the sun” – Albert Szent-Gyorgi, biochemist. Life energy is called by many names including prana, chi, ki, life force, and bio-energy to name a few.  We receive this energy through the skin, the breath and through particular energy points in the body. … More Penetrating Warmth

Eyes of Light

Light and life are inseparable.  98% of the suns light enters through the eyes.  Our emotional state is closely linked to the eyes.  When we feel good, experiencing peace, gratitude or joy, the pupils dilate and receive more light and our view or perspective may increase as well. If you are having a challenging time … More Eyes of Light

Light Transforms!

  In our practice today, we experience the transformational power of light. Light permeates our system with each breath.  We can invite any barrier to be touched by this light, transformed by this light, dissolved by this light, and then breathed out as light.  You may choose to engage a thought, a feeling, a limiting … More Light Transforms!

Bodies of Light

  We engage with the fact that we are bodies of light.  In the late 17th century, Sir Isaac Newton speculated  “are not gross bodies and light are convertible into one another, … and may not bodies receive much of their activity from the particles of light which enter their composition?”  Biophysiology and quantum physics … More Bodies of Light

One with the Light of the Sun

  The sun is always shining, whether we can see it or not.  We invite the awareness and experience of the sun in-forming us with its radiance, meeting our internal radiance and creating more light.  We radiate this light to the world!   Downloadable Podcast:  One with the Light of the Sun

Light In Your Breath

  Our eyes can only interpret a small portion of the spectrum of light.  Science shows that there actually is no darkness, it’s just our inability to see all the light.  Know that your breath of life is light. Breathe deeply!breath brof life is light.  Breathe deeply!   Downloadable Podcast:  Light in your breath

Peace of the Heart

    One of the many gifts of meditation is that it teaches us how to be aware in every moment.  We create space to pause, breathe, and become more familiar with and enhance the innermost aspects of ourselves: light, love, clarity, compassion, patience, peace and more.  Let’s experience the Peace of the Heart.   … More Peace of the Heart